Jungle Island Terror in the Jungle 44% off

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The event may be scary but the price is not: Get up to 44% off tickets to Terror in the Jungle at Jungle Island. The night-time event, which runs 7:30 p.m through midnight on selected evenings from Oct. 2-Nov. 1, includes a 10,000-square-foot pyramid haunted house, as well as encounters with mutated animals and zombies in […]

Free pumpkin patch, movies, festivals in Miami Lakes

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Miami Lakes United Methodist Church has opened its pumpkin patch. The Patch is open 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. daily. You can buy pumpkins, gourds and Joni’s famous pumpkin bread. Lots of free fun is on the schedule. These are some of the activities scheduled: Free Picnic-in-the-Patch and Bonfire: Saturday, Oct. 18, from 5 to 8 p.m. […]

Tell us about your cheap Miami Halloween events

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We’re putting together a list of free and cheap Halloween events, from trick-or-treating to fall festivals to pumpkin patch events. We need your help. If you’re putting on an event with free admission or an admission charge of less than $5 per person, please let us know so we can share it with our readers. […]

Cheap and easy Halloween costumes

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Do you have your Halloween costume yet? If you don’t want to spend a scary amount of money (or time) on a costume, here’s a list of 90 cheap and easy Halloween costumes from our sister website, Living on the Cheap. There are so many costume ideas that they’re divided into sections: Scary, Real-life people, Pop culture […]

Halloween monster face painting, how-to

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This post is by Erika Monroy of AKIN Body Painting. It doesn’t take lots of money to turn your little cutie pie into a monster for Halloween. Follow these easy steps: Use a damp sponge and load it with grass green paint. Create the shape of the head of a monster in the face, from […]

Halloween face-painting idea for girls

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This post is by Erika Monroy of AKIN Body Painting. You don’t need to be a professional artist to transform a girl into a witch for Halloween. 1. Paint a green base around the entire face, if you load a sponge the strokes will be more even. Leave unpainted around the eyes. 2. Using a brush […]

Don’t buy more useless gifts

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The Miami Herald forgot to run my column last weekend on last-minute Christmas present panic, so I’m going to share it here: It happens every year. You’ve made your Christmas list, checked it twice, trimmed it to keep your budget in check and even almost finished your shopping. Then comes the last-minute panic. Suddenly you’re […]